MALCOLM GLADWELL One of my hero’s has a new book. David and Goliath.
Salon has a good write up on him, Don’t forget, go buy or get one of his books from the library, they are amazing.
Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online
“The internet is not what I thought it was 20 years ago,” Williams said. “It’s not a utopian world. It’s essentially like a lot of other major technological revolutions that have taken place in the history of the world.” He compares it to, well, agriculture. “[Agriculture] made life better. It not only got people fed, it freed them up to do many more things — to create art and invent things.”
The rub is that we often take convenience too far. “Look at the technology of agriculture taken to an extreme — where we have industrialized farms that are not good for the environment or animals or nourishment,” he says. “Look at a country full of people who have had such convenient access to calories that they’re addicted, obese, and sick.” He likens this agricultural nightmare to our unhealthy obsession with internet numbers like retweets and likes and followers and friends.
That warning wasn’t so much a slam on Twitter, which Williams helped create, as it was an observation about human nature. People will be people. The internet wants to give them exactly what they’re looking for. And people who understand how to channel that tendency will be disproportionately powerful.
Being Rich is about having money, being wealthy is about having money and time. Professor Irv Grousbeck
“Entrepreneurs don’t need to be impulsive, head-strong, bombastic, or have operating experience,” shared Professor Irv Grousbeck in his “Last Lecture” talk with the Stanford GSB Class of 2013. Below are 5 attitudes Grousbeck believes successful entrepreneurs possess:
1. An unending dissatisfaction with the status quo
Entrepreneurs are not happy with what’s at hand and they believe they can do something better.
2. A healthy self-confidence
Entrepreneurs must have a willingness to be lonely, to make public mistakes, and to have the buck stop with them.
3. Responsible confidence
Entrepreneurs feel good about what they are doing, but always know that they could do more. They are always willing to stretch themselves.
4. Concern with detail
Very few successful people are broad-brush in all aspects of their lives.
5. A tolerance for ambiguity
Not to be confused with a love of risks, this willingness to accept an uncertain future is at the core of being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs won’t know if they’ll have an income tomorrow, and they’re willing to give up a corporate work environment and comfortable routines.
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